Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What are the Differences between Remanufactured Konica Minolta 1300 Toner and Drum?

Toner cartridge is not the only component required to make a printer to function properly for particular printer models. There is also an essential part called the “drum” cartridge that is needed. We received a number of inquiries regarding the remanufactured/compatible Konica Minolta PagePro 1300W toner and drum:

- My printer is showing low ink level, can I just replace my toner to fix the issue?

- What do you mean by there’s a toner AND a drum for my Konica Minolta printer?

- When I order the drum unit, I thought the toner is included also, isn’t it? 

*Konica Minolta PagePro 1300W, 1350W, 1380MF, and 1390MF are the printer models that use both the 1300W toner and drum in order for the machine to function properly.

There are many technical details regarding the differences between a drum and a toner. To simplify the explanation, a drum holds the image generated by the mechanisms inside the printer. In some cases, a drum also serves as a waste collector, gathering the residuals from each print job. In the other hand, a toner is merely a container that holds the color material, or the ink toner – mostly black, cyan, yellow, and magenta. During the printing process, the drum will roll through the toner, in combination with heat and pressure from the fuser, print out different documents accordingly.  

Generally speaking, a drum cartridge usually comes in higher page yield then a toner cartridge. That’s probably one of the reasons why most users are not familiar with the term “drum” since they rarely get the chance to replace the unit. A drum is usually replaced after 4 to 5 toners’ life cycles. In most cases, drum cartridges are larger than toner cartridges. In fact, most toner cartridges are designed to clip inside a drum unit. Perhaps that’s why some customers thought they can get both the toner and the drum by purchasing the drum unit only.

Remember to double check with the printer message when the light goes on requesting for a toner or drum replacement. If the message doesn’t specify the issue, below are some signs showing that it might be time to get a new drum unit:

- Lighter print color

- Gently shake the toner cartridge does not help in receiving regular print quality

- Problem still exists after replacing the toner

When the toner and drum needs arise, don’t forget we carry ISO-9001 standard remanufactured/compatible products with 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed for every order placed on our website –

Below are the links to our high page yield remanufactured/compatible Konica Minolta PagePro 1300W toner and drum cartridges. Remember to enter coupon code “NY2012” to receive 10% off entire purchase before the offer ends!

*6,000 page yield at 5% coverage
*Model #1710567-001

*20,000 page yield at 5% coverage
*Model #1710568-001

Please email us at if you have any questions and our service team will be more than happy to assist you!